A1: The cards used in card games are means of gambling; according to Grand Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani playing with them is forbidden even if it no property is involved.
Q2: Is it permissible to play chess game?
A2: It is not allowed.
Q2: Are the games of football, tennis, volleyball etc. allowed?
A3: There is no objection to playing these games.
A1: If the gelatine comes from pork then it is impure and forbidden. But if it is extracted from halal animals then it is permissible (halal).
Q2: Does the gelatine go through a chemical process of change that we would be permitted to eat products made with it? This is for gelatine taken from cows, which have not been slaughtered according to Islamic rites?
A2: No, it is not chemically transformed and if it comes from a mayyeta (dead unslaughtered) animal, it is not permissible to eat it.
Q3: Is gelatin halaal if we believe it has undergone istihala, or we don't know if it is from haraam meat?
A3: Yes, it is pure.
A1: It is not permissible.
Q2: Can a woman wear her gold ornaments when going out of her home?
A2: She can wear them but she must conceal them from non-mahram (male strangers).
Q3: What is the ruling on men wearing items which are gold plated and made of silk mixed with other material?
A3: Wearing gold plated objects is not permissible for men but there is no objection to using mixed silk.
A1: Taking part in business activities such as diamond or goldquest business is not permissible.
A1: It is permissible and there is no objection in it.
Q2: Our community men go to our Muslim cemetery on the day of Ashura after Zuhr and Asr prayers? What is the Islamic view on this?
A2: Among the narrations of the Holy Prophet(s) and the Infallible Imams (a.s.) emphasis has been placed on visiting the graves of believers and asking for forgiveness and mercy for them. Therefore, the aforementioned custom is a good tradition (Sunnat Hasanah). Of course, in regards to the day of Ashura we do not have any special proof or recommendation.
A1: Ghusl is sufficient for wudhu and wudhu is not lawful.
Q2: Can a woman make the niyah of two ghusls (e.g. ghul-e janabah and ghusl haiz) with one ghusl?
A2: Yes, she can.
Q3: Should I perform ghusl after I have seen some some discharge which I am not sure to be semen? I felt the discharge when I saw accidentally the picture of a naked woman.
A3: Ghusl is not obligatory and if you have been in the state of wudhu, you can offer your prayers without renewing it (wudhu).
Q4: Is Mustahab ghusl sufficient for wudhu?
A4: Wudhu is necessary.
A1: If they are not used in a year, khums should be paid on them.
Governance of Jurist
Q1: What is wilayat-e faqih (governance of jurist)?
A1: In the Quran, it is asserted as to why games of chance are prohibited. In Islam all forms and means of gambling are not acceptable. If one looks into this reason one can quickly see that money is lost, and a large amount of time and energy are expended on a useless pursuit. Therefore, even if such a form of gambling does not include money, such games of chance are still prohibited (haram). Gambling is prohibited in the Quran and mentioned as the Devils deception, which sows hostility among people. The Quranic chapter Al-Maidah says: "Indeed the Devil wants to create hostility and rancour among you by wine and gambling and stop you from remembering God". In this Holy verse the reason is given for the prohibition of gambling in that it leads to hostility and animosity. This is a clear matter, as hostility will arise between two people whereby one acquires the capital or property of the other without effort. Furthermore, the prohibition of gambling is clearly stated in the traditions mentioned in Wasa'el-ol Shia, Vol. 17.